Professional Procurement Skills - Agenda

09.45 - 10.15

Currently, depending on the type of contract and the type of organisation, buyers and suppliers often need to understand more than one set of Regulations. In a bid to simplify this the UK Government, through the 'Transforming Public Procurement' Green Paper proposed to streamline the framework of the regulations and replace them with a single set of rules for all contract awards. This session looks at the key areas within the proposal that will significantly impact across procurement.

Eddie Regan

Principal Consultant

PASS Procurement

10.30 - 11.00

One of the most significant proposals in the Government's Green Paper 'Transforming Public Procurement' is the creation of a Central Digital Platform, which, amongst many tools, would host a Single Supplier Registration, Commercial Pipelines, Delivery Model Assessments and a Supplier Debarment lIst. This session will look at the various elements being proposed for inclusion on the platform.

Eddie Regan

Principal Consultant

PASS Procurement

11.15 - 11.45

The current limitations of Framework Agreements and Dynamic Purchasing Systems could soon change if the current proposals in the Government's Green Paper 'Transforming Public Procurement' are implemented. New providers will could be added to 'open' Frameworks and just about any thing could be sought through the proposed DPS+. This session looks at the proposals and considers the benefits and problems the changes could present.

Eddie Regan

Principal Consultant

PASS Procurement

12.15 - 12.45

Procurement Fraud costs the public sector millions of pounds per annum and is an issue that needs better addressed. This session takes a high level overview of the key areas that need monitoring and identifies the Red Flags to fraud to watch out for. We will also identify some of the steps that can be taken to tackle procurement fraud, from Spend and Recovery Audits to Data Analytics.

Eddie Regan

Principal Consultant

PASS Procurement

13.00 - 13.30

The 'Transforming Public Procurement' Green Paper proposed significant changes to the current procurement procedures, with a move from six to only three procedures in the future. Given that one procedure is reserved for urgency or crisis, this means that only two procedures will potentially be available to buyers undertaking procurement. This session considers the benefits and pitfalls of this proposal and will review the set up of the three new procedures.

Eddie Regan

Principal Consultant

PASS Procurement

13.45 - 14.15

Whilst understanding regulated public procurement is a vital part of gaining value for money and legal compliance for many contracting authorities, the effective and efficient delivery of non-regulated procurement across public bodies is also key as it involves a wider stakeholder group. This session will provide guidance on the delivery of non-regulated procurement for those tasked with it.

Phil Kinnell

Senior Consultant

PASS Procurement

*Agendas subject to change